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Southwestern Wisconsin power line approved

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State regulators have approved a contentious power line project in southwestern Wisconsin. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the Public Service Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to approve construction of the Cardinal-Hickory Creek line between Dubuque, Iowa, ...

50 millionth visitor logged at Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore

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EMPIRE, Mich. (AP) — Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in northern Michigan has welcomed its 50 millionth visitor. The National Park Service says other visitors applauded when Meghan Boertman entered Sleeping Bear’s visitor center in Empire, west of Traverse City. She was joined by ...

Iron Mountain council may allow sales of recreational marijuana

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IRON MOUNTAIN — No final decision has been made, but Iron Mountain is taking steps that could allow recreational marijuana shops sometime next year. Council members Monday instructed City Attorney Gerald Pirkola to prepare a document to guide the process under temporary rules issued by the ...

IM selects new superintendent of schools

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Jerome Sardina, principal at South Haven High School in southwestern Michigan, has been chosen as the next superintendent for Iron Mountain Public Schools. The school board Monday unanimously selected Sardina over Bruce Tapio, the former North Central Schools ...

Norway council OKs more money for Sturgeon Falls project

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NORWAY — The Norway City Council authorized Monday a $8,200 change order request for its ongoing Sturgeon Falls Hydro Runner Replacement Project. The request was approved after a presentation from Business Development Manager Scott Klubunde and Technical Advisor Michael Young, both ...

State police warn of phone scam in UP

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Michigan State Police have advised area residents about a recent telephone scam that claims to be a third-party processor for Consumers Energy, demanding payment of a past-due utility bill. The caller threatens to shut off power if payment is not made within an hour. The ...

Norway man accused of knife threat enters pleas of not guilty

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A Norway man accused of threatening two people with a knife is awaiting a pre-trial conference in Dickinson County Circuit Court. Anthony Mannino, 36, is charged with carrying a concealed weapon, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison; and two counts of assault ...

Harbour House grant

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The Dickinson Area Community Foundation along with affiliate Crystal Falls Area Community Foundation awarded a $250 mini-grant to the Harbour House Museum to restore the Victorian Gardens and update outdoor exhibits. Seated is Mary Ann Harrington, project coordinator for the Victorian Gardens ...

Niagara Museum mural dedication on Sunday

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NIAGARA, Wis. — A dedication ceremony for the Bluff Mural Wall, created by artist Abbey Berglund, will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Niagara Historial Museum on River Street. A light lunch will be available and Bluff Sundaes will be served. A paint brush can be ...

Wisconsin school bus companies scramble for drivers

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin school bus companies are struggling to find enough drivers before the start of the school year next month, leading some districts to combine routes that make students’ commute longer. Most schools in Wisconsin contract private with bus companies, which spent ...

Bus route information listed for Breitung Township Schools

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KINGSFORD — Listed are the school bus routes for Breitung Township Schools for the 2019-2020 school year. School is scheduled to open Tuesday, Aug. 27, for Woodland Elementary, Kingsford Middle School and Kingsford High School. All schools will be in session for the full day. Parents ...

Florence County Fair official explains increase in fees

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FLORENCE, Wis. — After much discussion and conversation at multiple fair board meetings, the Florence County Fair Board decided to increase some of the admission fees for this year’s fair. “It wasn’t any easy decision for us to make,” said Jessica Klumpp, executive director. “We ...

Italian Fest

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The 13th annual Italian Fest took place Saturday in downtown Iron Mountain. The event offered food, music and activities, all with an Italian flavor. Italian Fest was sponsored by Local 1329 of the Michigan Laborers’ Training and Apprenticeship Institute, or LiUNA, and organized by the ...

DCHS, KHS continue sports medicine partnership

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KINGSFORD — Dickinson County Healthcare System and Breitung Township Schools have extended their decade-long sports medicine partnership three more years through 2022. Through this partnership, physicians and athletic training therapists from the DCHS orthopedic and physical therapy team ...

IM woman drowns in river at Spread Eagle

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SPREAD EAGLE, Wis. — An Iron Mountain woman reportedly drowned Saturday on the Menominee River in Spread Eagle, according to the Florence County Sheriff’s Office. The 52-year-old woman was found floating in the water at the Vagabond Park boat launch just after 4 p.m., according to a news ...

State sets local land banks in Dickinson, two other counties

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LANSING, Mich. — The State Land Bank Authority has announced the creation of county land banks in Dickinson, Eaton and Huron counties. Creation of these land banks will provide these counties with additional tools to assist in returning vacant and blighted property back to productive ...

Norway puts off school millage vote

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NORWAY — The Norway-Vulcan Area School District has been forced to postpone its planned sinking fund millage vote from Nov. 5 to next March. Superintendent Louis Steigerwald told the Norway-Vulcan Area School Board a clerical error in the paperwork submitted for the special election means ...

Enbridge responds to Michigan AG on straits pipeline plan

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ESCANABA — Enbridge Inc. reached out to the Daily Press to give their side of the stalemate between the Canadian energy provider and the state after comments Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel made about Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline at the Upper Peninsula State Fair. During her comments ...